BREAKING NEWS: 2 suspects sought — one possibly armed — after shots reported at Ojai Valley Estates on Maricopa Highway


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Sheriff's deputies outside a residence in the Ojai Valley Estates, at 1975 Maricopa Highway, in Meiners Oaks at about 11:45 p.m. March 3.

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Two suspects, one who is possibly armed, were being sought the evening of March 3, after deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the Ojai Valley Estates at 1975 Maricopa Highway in Meiners Oaks shortly before 10 p.m.

One person is in custody.

At 10:57 p.m., law enforcement stated that a resident reported one person may have been shot and was “seen limping away."

 No victim has yet been found by law enforcement as of 11:20 p.m.

At 11:24 p.m., officers reported that a house they had responded to was "secure and all subjects are accounted for."

A neighbor on the street, who asked not to be identified, said that at about 9:50 p.m., just as she was getting ready for bed, she heard five shots from a weapon in quick succession. "They were fast." She said she then heard someone screaming.

She said she heard someone running and a car start from outside the back gate to the residential area, which, she sound, sounded suspicious. When she stepped outside the house to check on the commotion, she was told by officers to return inside.



A Google map with the red "pin" shows the location of Ojai Valley Estates in Meiners Oaks where shots were reported fired, leading to one person taken into custody and a search for two suspects, one of whom may be armed, according to officers.












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